Our house is a 2-story but on the main level we have a family room with vaulted ceilings that go all the way up to the top of the house. It feels really spacious and open, which I love because we spend a lot of time in there....
But it also means that we have had this huge empty wall above our couch and it has been on my mind ever since we wrote our offer. I have been thinking about all kinds of different things I could do and have been trying to decide what would look best. I knew that if I tried to put any kind of artwork up there it would have to be BIG or it would just look tiny compared to the wall.
Well, I bought this awesome round mirror at IKEA when we first moved in and I have had it hanging in the hallway. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I was still thinking about the wall, and I thought it would look cool to hang 9 of those round mirrors up there in a big square!
So, I took Nathan with me back to IKEA (while the other two were in school) and I loaded my cart with 8 more round mirrors!! I admit, some people were looking at me kind of strangely and one lady actually asked me what I was planning to do with all those mirrors. I think people were a little surprised when I just kept getting more and more mirrors! But, the bonus is that IKEA has such great prices and it ended up being a lot less expensive than some other things I had looked at!!
So, I brought the mirrors all home and I admit that they all just sat in the family room for at least a week until I actually hung them. I kept wanting to do it with Brian because I knew it would be easier with two of us, but honestly we just never found the time. Then one day while he was at work I got the sudden urge to just do it so I borrowed a ladder from a neighbor and went to work! It was a pain but when I get the energy to do something like that, I typically just go for it whether I have help or not.
I hung the bottom center one first, decided on what I wanted the spacing to be and then went to town! 9 mirrors later I ended up with this:
I am so happy with it! It really just made that whole room come together and it looks so dramatic. That room is open to the whole main floor - the kitchen and the dining area so you can see it from everywhere. I also love how the light bounces off the mirrors and it makes the room feel even more open and bright!
So, anyway, that is the story of 9 round mirrors - if you actually took the time to read all of that! lol!
And, I just realized that there is actually a part 2 to this story. When I took the one mirror out of my hallway, I was left with another empty spot so I had to come up with something to go there.... you'll have to wait to find out about that because my kids are calling, but I will say that there are more circles involved!!
(I also have to say that the walls in these photos look kind of pink for some reason and they are really not that color!! They are more of a tan with a little grey to them. Don't know why they look pink??)